“Online non-food sales jumped 16% in the month as consumers hunted for Black Friday deals last week.
Online sales now account for 19.9% of UK retail and are expected to break through the 20% mark in December, according to the BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor.
November’s online growth was the best this year and, excluding December months, the best in three years.
Online clothing and footwear sales were strong in November as the cold weather bit at the end of the month but furniture and flooring sales slowed. ”
“The one month countdown to Christmas coupled with falling temperatures saw many of us making a start on seasonal spending.”
“This trend was particularly evident on the non-food front, where clothing and footwear were star performers after a disappointing run of results, thanks to growing interest in winter clothes and partywear.”
“KPMG head of retail David McCorquodale said: “Online sales will continue to soar in the run up to Christmas, reaching record heights in December.”
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